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EARLY LEARNING CENTRE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Student Name: Helena Toolsiedas Date: March 2nd,2017 Age Group: Toddler

Purpose:
Purpose:
Observation:
Reason for developing
learning experience. This I observed the toddlers doing an activity involving finger
could be in response to an painting with their teachers.
observation, discussion
Child A went to the creative table with their teacher. The
with the site supervisor,
teacher asked child A what colour they would like to put onto
Ontario Curriculum
their mushroom. Child A said blue because my shirt is blue.
Objective, etc.
The teacher said okay and put a drop of blue paint onto child
Observation As finger. She then told him to press it onto the mushroom
and after he did so, he smiled.
- Document what you saw
and heard The teacher then proceeded to get child A to place dots of blue
- Document non-verbal paint onto his mushroom, using his fingers. After he was done,
communication (i.e.,
she asked him if he enjoyed painting, he said yes.
body language, facial
expressions and voice Child B went next and she picked red paint, and got paint all
tone) over her hand!
- Document in detail: who,
what, where, and when Due to this observation, I wanted the toddlers to do a more
- Documentation should open ended activity using paint. I also wanted it to be less
be written in past tense,
messy this way the toddlers dont have to wear smocks. This is
objective, and in
anecdotal format why the paint in a bag activity was chosen.
OR

Discussion

Document the discussion


between you and your site
supervisor that led to the
planning
OR

Curriculum Objective

Describe the curriculum


objective youre aiming to
meet/enhance through this
experience

Learning Experience

What are you planning in Paint in a Bag


response to your purpose?
Objectives:
- Label your experience
1. The first objective of this activity is for the toddlers to
(e.g. Painting with cars).
develop their senses (5.3). In the ELECT, sensory
- What are your 3
objectives for this exploration entails using their senses to explore
experience? (i.e. What functions of objects and materials. The toddlers will be
interests are you exploring the function of the paint. I also want to
extending? What extend the toddlers understanding of sensory
strengths and discrimination by allowing them to differentiate
opportunities for growth
between the different colours of paint.
are you
enhancing/supporting?)
Please Note: You should 2. The second objective is to enhance the toddlers fine
refer to appropriate motor skills (5.2) by using their fingers to draw patterns
pedagogy to support your in the paint as well as holding onto and moving toy cars
discussion around through the paint.
strengths and
opportunities for growth 3. The last objective is to encourage social skills such as
(e.g. ELECT, How Does parallel play (1.3). By sitting beside each other and
Learning Happen, Ontario playing with their individual activities, they will be
FDK Curriculum, etc). showing their understanding of parallel play. Also, I can
encourage social interest (1.1) by having the toddlers
share the toy cars.
Describe the experience: A small group of toddlers will be involved in this experience
along with myself to aid the toddlers during the experience.
- Who will be involved in
the experience? This experience will take place on the sensory table because
- Where will the this activity surrounds sensory engagement.
experience take place?
(e.g. Indoors or Materials:
outdoors? In the -Tape
dramatic centre, the
-Scissors
creative table, etc).
-large zip lock bags
- List the materials and
resources you will use -different colours of washable paint (primary colours + white)
- Describe the -toys to use on paint (ex. Toy car)
implementation of the -wash cloth
experience, with a step
by step description
- List and describe 2 Implementation:
teaching strategies. How
will you use them? Why 1. Firstly, lay out a few zip lock bags along with all colours
have you chosen these of paint
strategies? 2. Next, squeeze two different colours of coloured paint
into each zip lock bag (red & white, red & blue, yellow
& blue etc.)
3. Squeeze out as much air as possible from each bag
4. Seal each zip lock bag
5. Tape down all edges of the bag to ensure no paint leaks
out
6. I will ask each toddler to take a seat and see how they
react to the paint bags
7. Once they begin to mix the paint around, I will ask
them what they see happening
8. Ask questions such as what colours are you using?,
what colour is being created?, what does that feel
like?
9. Model drawing in the paint or placing handprint
10. Model using cars and rolling it through the paint
11. Allow bags to dry and write each toddlers name onto
the bags with a marker
Teaching Strategies:

1. Modeling

By modeling different ways to do the activity


such as drawing faces in the paint, making a
handprint or rolling cars through the paint, the
toddlers can see an example of how they can
use the activity. By imitating my actions, they
will gain an understanding of how to do the
activity.

2. Sensory Engagement

By having a hands-on experience with the


paint, the toddlers will be able to use their
sense of touch. They can also use their sense of
sight to watch the primary colours mix together
to make secondary colours.